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Sega Saturn
« on: February 19, 2020, 12:08:48 AM »
I've had a modest Sega Saturn collection in the past and didn't pay it much attention. Now that it's gone and worth 20 times what I sold it for, I've started looking for one on eBay.

The stand out games are few and far between, paying $400 - 700 for a copy of panzer dragoon saga makes me want to puke (I sold it for 150ish back in the day) and light gun games don't work on my televisions... I continue to talk myself out of it but just barely. Outside of revisiting Panzer dragoon saga I want to play Dark Savior. It's one of the few that I've never laid hands on, but its even 60 dollars (15 if I could read Japanese).

I think the hope of a mini has kept me in check but the games I wanna play have NEVER been ported, rereleased, or popped up on a collection of any kind. I can understand Dark Savior not coming back but Panzer Dragoon Saga? There has to be some licensing issue...

Any love left for the Saturn in 2020? Any hope of a mini console or a way to play Panzer Dragoon Saga without shelling out the majority of a house payment?



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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 08:50:58 PM »
I remember Quake III being awesome on the Saturn, or was it the DreamCast?  Apparently there was also a version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, relabeled as Noctourne in the Moonlight, that had additional levels compared to the PlayStation version.

Those Sega systems are a bit blurred in my memory.  As far as light gun games go, seek out an old Sony WEGA for the best in CRT gaming! :D

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 09:46:12 PM »
I just recently became aware of the value of my Sega Saturn collection. I shockingly picked up only three of my games and was in awe of them being worth over $400. I need to pull out the whole lot and evaluate the whole collection. I have a lot of Capcom fighters. And Guardian Heroes, love that game. I have both NiGHTS and Christmas NiGHTS.
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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 05:14:27 PM »
Every since thrift stores stopped accepting CRTs as donations I've not been able to run down a good CRT. I had a 36" Sony Trinitron that lasted forever that was perfect for gaming. I've been keeping an eye out for a big WEGA or a broadcast monitor but nothing yet. At this point I don't know that I'd have a place to put it! I do miss those virtua cop, house of the dead, lethal enforcers, TIME CRISIS kind of games

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 10:09:22 PM »
Every since thrift stores stopped accepting CRTs as donations I've not been able to run down a good CRT. I had a 36" Sony Trinitron that lasted forever that was perfect for gaming. I've been keeping an eye out for a big WEGA or a broadcast monitor but nothing yet. At this point I don't know that I'd have a place to put it! I do miss those virtua cop, house of the dead, lethal enforcers, TIME CRISIS kind of games

I still have my 27" WEGA and will keep it 'til it dies!

This weekend, Renee and I found a stored Saturn at her mom's house.  Some of you might remember DeathMonkeyOmega on Steam; he is Renee's brother and left his Saturn there!  I think we are going to have to adopt it!

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 06:58:25 PM »
I dug through my mother's attic a while back and didn't find crap. What she didn't give to goodwill when I was in college she put in totes and gave back to me during my housewarming party!

At least that's how I tell it, she says nothing is missing but there's boxes and boxes of baseball cards I've not seen since puberty...

There might be some expensive stuff in there @Grindspine, and I bet that'd be awesome hooked up to your sony

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 09:40:22 PM »
@Grindspine  Quake 3 was Dreamcast... HOWEVER, they did have a Sega Saturn Quake!
Quake Sega Saturn Version - Quake.fandom.com


you know... I still have my Saturn.  I was thinking of selling it.  I have Nights complete in box with controller, Christmas nights I believe, tempest 2000, Mega Man X4 ... and a few others.  I saw it was going for a decent amount... and was going to sell it.   I played it a few years back... but it just hasn't gotten a lot of play.  Tempest 2000 on the Saturn just wasn't as good as the Atari Jaguar's version... so I really never played it a ton on the Saturn.  Mega Man X4 is pretty good!   So I haven't made the decision to sell it again lol and my 1st decision to sell was derailed.

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2020, 08:06:07 AM »
Almost everything I've sold I wish I kept, most of what I've kept I've contemplated selling.

At this point I'll only sell duplicates when I get better copies or systems. No more regrets, just clutter!

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2020, 06:58:45 PM »
I decided long ago that if any of my old disc drive consoles died, I would not invest in a replacement. Thoughts of a replacement being just as old as the one I had causes me to fear another failure quicker than the one before. So yeah I would then begin to sell off the games. Cartridge based consoles is a different story for me.
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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2020, 07:18:49 PM »
@retro junkie when that does happen youtube is your best friend. usually all it takes is an ebay account to source the parts and some novice soldering skills.

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 02:23:12 PM »
Not sure I would do that. Hmmmm.... I will think about it and weigh both options when the time comes.  ;)
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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2020, 06:07:59 PM »
this stuff is getting harder to find... youtube cuts both ways!

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Re: Sega Saturn
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 10:03:26 PM »
I bought a new legit soldering iron a few months ago.  Now I just need a project  ;D @retro junkie lol. 

I don't know. I'm really contemplating selling the collection and recouping the cash. I wish I woulve bought a lot of other stuff and hoarded it from back in the day.  All those us faselei carts I had...  New Saturn units ... etc. Many of these consoles just don't get play anymore.

 

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